Prevent Slips and Falls

Main Causes of Inside Slips and Falls

Flooring types and materials can affect the likelihood that a slip or fall hazard exists. However, in many cases we cannot control these aspects of slip and fall related hazards therefore, so we must focus on hazard prevention and our awareness level.

Floor condition and materials

Change in elevations

Slippery or unclean surfaces

Cords or objects

Loose Mats

Poor Lighting

Being in a “hurry”

In-Attention

Footwear Factors to Consider

The type of shoes you wear can significantly affect the likelihood of a slip or fall. Consider the following factors when selecting footwear for work-related activities:

Material of shoes

Pattern of sole

Heel height

smooth soled bottoms

non-rubber soled bottoms

really heavy shoes

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